Teachers Convention Camps to Keep Kids Busy

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Working parents and moms in need of some ‘me’ time, rejoice. School may be out for part of this week, but there’s plenty of options around Bergen County to keep kids busy during the Teachers Convention. Whether you have a sports lover, nature enthusiast, chef in training or more, businesses are opening their doors to make kids and parents happy. It’s a win-win. 


Arts Camps

Disney plans get COVID cancelled? Clay Paper Scissors Studio is offering a Disney-themed mini-camp on November 5, in half- and full-day sessions. Crafters will create “ear” glass etching, sew Disney-themed pillows and tie-dye Mickey shirts. Available for ages 6 and older.


For mini sous chefs, HealthBarn USA is cooking up some fun in their outdoor (heated) camp for ages 5-12. These full-day camps help immerse kids in healthy-eating and cooking, and include breaks for nature hikes and composting. Breakfast, lunch and healthy snacks provided.


Sports Camps

Join real-life ninja warrior Joe Moravsky at High Exposure’s Fall Break Camp. Kids ages 5-17 gain a half- or full-day of training on their Ninja Warrior course, plus rock climbing, bouldering, games and more.


Kids build skills and get out some energy with a US Sports Institute Camp. Morning programs are available in Glen Rock, Leonia and Wyckoff locations include soccer camps for ages 4-14, as well as multi-sports camps for ages 5-11.


STACK Sports’ No School Basketball Camp is a slam dunk for b-ball lovers. Ages 7-15 will learn the basic rules and skills of the game, practice drills and compete in friendly games and contests.


If you’re looking for something for everyone in the fam, Fountain Fitness Center has you covered. This newly renovated, large space offers classes including Toddler Time, Intro to Sports, soccer and basketball programs, which are running Thursday and Friday.



Nature Camps

Kids who love the great outdoors will equally love Tenafly Nature Center’s full-day Autumn Break Day Camp. Broken out in groups by grade, kids explore the trails, make nature crafts and play games. Live animals are guaranteed to make an appearance, too.


At the Closter Nature Center, kids enjoy science fun. Camp will be help entirely outdoors, allowing kids to gain a new appreciation of nature and expand their love of science.


For the Littles

Have a little one? Not to worry, My Gym Glen Rock’s Teacher’s Convention Camp is open for kids ages 3-10. The action-packed day includes games, relays, dances, gymnastics, arts & crafts and tons more, and is a good option for multi-age siblings.


While they’re not hosting a camp, The Village Edgewater is opening its doors for private play during the days off. Plus, they’re offering a special 20 percent off discount with the code “teachersconvention”, which includes 1.5 hours of private play for them, cappuccinos, coffee and free WiFi for you.


At Tay + Te, there are plenty of fun options to keep kids busy. On November 5th, little ones can groove and "Wobble Wobble with Mr. Matt Music" and enjoy open play at 11 am. On Friday November 6th, come for a fall cookie decorating session and open play, where each kid gets their own kit to decorate. Plus, they’re hosting an extra open play session from 9-10:30 am each morning.


Family Fun

If you're looking for entertainment that the whole family can enjoy, check out American Dream, which houses plenty of attractions for every age. Take a swing at the new interactive Angry Birds Not So Mini Golf Club. If faster thrills are more your speed, take a ride on one of the more than 30 rides at Nickelodeon Universe theme park, or pack a swimsuit and dive into the DreamWorks Water Park, which includes an indoor wave pool and tons more. Plus, plenty of shopping and dining is open for a full day of fun.

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